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Lambeth Beach, Milbank, Thames

Kurt Jackson (2019)

Mixed media and collage on board, 28cm x 30cm


Dr Paris Stefanoudis: Research

Dr Paris Stefanoudis is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Marine Ecology Research Group at the Department of Zoology.

Paris' research focus lies in assessing biodiversity and faunal connectivity across depth and geography in tropical reef ecosystems. He also works to assess the impact of human activities on these environments.


Dr Paris Stefanoudis: Response

"Kurt Jackson's artwork perfectly encapsulates the rich diversity of life found in urban aquatic environments. This work brings back memories of a past project we conducted in the River Thames where we trialed types of fyke nets in order to recommend those that reduce numbers of invasive mitten crabs, while assisting in the conservation of eels. Drawing a parallel to Kurt Jackson's work and the often-unnoticed urban biodiversity, we also found large volumes of submerged litter, which until then was out of sight, and hence, out of mind."



Common whelk (Buccinum undatum)

European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis)

Common cockle (Cerastroderma edule)

Saltwater clam (Chamelea gallina)

Sea snail (Lithoria)